[rc5] Re: One Time Pad
gindrup at okway.okstate.edu
Tue Oct 28 11:39:01 EST 1997
Only one problem. How do you generate poorly correlated irrational
numbers. Besides, non-transcendental irrational numbers tend to have
internal correlations (not necessarily linear, but certainly extant).
It's even harder to imagine a method of producing non-correlated
transcendental numbers because of how hard it is to show that a number
-- Eric Gindrup ! gindrup at okway.okstate.edu
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Subject: Re: [rc5] Re: One Time Pad
Author: <rc5 at llamas.net > at SMTP
Date: 10/27/97 1:46 PM
Now, I've thought of a good approximation to a true OTP system: Use an
arbitrarily long key (however many bits you want), and use that to generate a
unique irrational number, the digits of which become your random key stream.
That would be a virutually unbreakable system (statistical methods would not
work), with a suitably long key. I really don't know if it's even feasible, but
hey, it's just a thought.
-- Paul Leskinen
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